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Sport News | Taylor Co. again sets new COVID-19 records as new active cases continue to rise

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Taylor Co. again sets new COVID-19 records as new active cases continue to rise

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ABILENE, TX (KTAB/KRBC) – The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is again reporting record COVID-19 numbers after releasing new case data from Tuesday.

The health district, which released numbers a day late and did not release numbers on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, reported 552 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, another single-day high. . The long-standing record of 337 recorded on September 1, 2021 has been broken four times in the past week.

These numbers push the county’s number of active cases to another new high of 4,587. The long-standing record of 3,034 set on Nov. 27, 2020 was broken last Wednesday, Jan. 12, when there were 3,075 cases. assets. A new record has been set in this category every day since.

Sport News | Taylor Co. again sets new COVID-19 records as new active cases continue to rise

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The 7-day positivity rate of 33.55% reported on Tuesday is also a new record, and marks the fourth day in a row that a new record in this category has been reached.

So far, 4,010 new cases have been reported in Taylor County in January, surpassing the previous monthly high of 3,409 recorded in November 2020.

Although the number of hospitalizations is not approaching record highs at a rate close to the number of cases, they are still trending upwards in January, as Hendrick Health reported 95 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, more than double the 44 reported earlier this month.

Hendrick only reports hospitalization data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Cases among children in Taylor County are also increasing, and more than half of them have come since the start of the current school year in August.

The 56 cases reported Monday among children aged 0-19 bring the total number of children who have contracted COVID-19 to 4,210; including 2,126 who have tested positive since the start of the school year in August.

It is likely that the true case totals are in fact higher than those reported, as home test results should not be reported to the health district.

Taylor Co. again sets new COVID-19 records as new active cases continue to rise

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